Phone Hacking Trial: Brooks: The Sun had no written rules on payments to public officials – Martin Hickman

10 03 2014

SunDay 65:  The Sun under Rebekah Brooks’s editorship had no written rules controlling the payment of money to public officials, she told the phone hacking inquiry today. Read the rest of this entry »





Teacher defamation highlights social media’s legal perils – David Rolph

10 03 2014

Social MediaLast November, a young man was ordered by a NSW court to pay A$105,000 in damages for defaming a teacher at his former school on Twitter. The decision, which only came to light earlier this week, should serve as a reminder to all users of the legal risks involved in using social media. Read the rest of this entry »





Law and Media Round Up – 10 March 2014

10 03 2014

weeklyroundup-1355094066Week 16 of the phone hacking trial concluded, as it had begun, with Rebekah Brooks in the witness box (Day 61).  Her marathon session of evidence in chief finally conclude at 4pm on Tuesday 4 March (Day 62).  After a few questions on behalf of some of her co-defendants, the prosecution cross-examination began on Wednesday 5 March (Day 63) and continued on Thursday (Day 64).  Read the rest of this entry »